PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 75
from R 1,620 - 1,620
NB: Always check with the getaway about taking your pets, so make your intentions clear when you send an enquiry.
With vines to one side and a kranz to the other, Calitzdorp Railway Station offers travellers an idyllic space to rest before venturing forth to explore the surrounding Route 62 area. Guests have a choice of staying in the ticket office, Safari tents,backpackers, or camping in their own tents or caravans..<br /><br />The ticket office, a self-catering unit, with a double bed, and two singles, is provided with white linen and towels. It has two functioning fireplaces which are ideal for the chilly winter evenings. Modern toilets, and hot showers are a short walk away in the shared ablution block.<br /><br />The backpackers is furnished with bunk beds, and linen is supplied. It has its own toilet and cold shower.The Safari tents are furnished with a double or two single beds and linen and towels are provided. Each campsite is equipped with electricity and water and also has its own barbecue area. <br /><br />The backpackers, and tents share modern ablution facilities with hot showers, as well as a kitchen with a fridge, a gas hob and cutlery and crockery. <br /><br />The Station also offers facilities to host functions and has been the choice venue for film shoots, weddings, weekend workshops, birthday and stag parties, art exhibitions, and the local Winter in Calitzdorp Festival.<br /><br />The typical little Karoo town of Calitzdorp is probably mostly recognized for its production of some of the countrys best port wines. Queen Street is one of the oldest streets in town and begs a stroll to properly absorb the number of Edwardian, Victorian and Karoo-style buildings heavily influenced by English architecture. Activities include walking trails in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, and the Redstone Hills, Groenfontein, and Matjiesvlei. Birding in the hills and viewing the fynbos areas are also more than rewarding.